Words of Wisdom: Mothers Know Best

Vennette Ho, managing director, global head of beauty and personal care, Financo Raymond James Mother to Dylan, 11, and Kira, 7 My mother taught me to see a world without limits, and to think about every problem as having a solution. This is an incredibly valuable mind-set in investment banking, as a huge part of this job is about solving […]

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JuE Wong Talks Olaplex’s Success

JuE Wong joined Olaplex as chief executive officer just a few months before the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the U.S. Despite the global change in circumstances, consumer habits and shopping options, she spearheaded a period of rapid growth, leading Olaplex through the salon shutdown era, while accelerating online and retail sales. Olaplex ended 2020 with a 50 percent uptick […]

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Inside Asutra’s Multifaceted Wellness Approach

Stephanie Morimoto sees major potential in the intersection of health, self care and personal care — so much so that her brand, Asutra, focuses on “active self care.” “We want to help people take care of themselves on purpose,” she said. Asutra’s lineup includes products meant to help with pain, stress, sleep, energy, focus and other goals, and spans aromatherapy […]

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Master Class: Harry Slatkin

Harry Slatkin, who’s been called the king of home fragrance, has long ruled over his domain. He created his first company, Slatkin & Co., with his brother Howard and wife Laura, in 1991, selling it to Limited Brands in 2005 for what was then an estimated $15 million. He not only stayed with the brand, he took over the entire […]

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Dreamy Beauty for Spring 2021 Couture Season

Couture season for spring 2021 was particularly lovely beauty-wise, with models’ hair often adorned. For Giambattista Valli, Odile Gilbert pumped up the volume. Valli told her he wanted a hairstyle proportionate to the collection’s large dresses. So they went for big hair festooned with flowers and bows. “To make it happy,” said Gilbert. “The inspiration was Marisa Berenson, when she […]

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Launch Pad: Five European Solid Shampoo Brands

Garnier Ultra Doux Solid Shampoo “Garnier’s first ever solid shampoo embodies our green beauty transformation,” said Adrien Koskas, Garnier’s global brand president. “We believe it is our responsibility to enable as many people as possible to have more sustainable beauty habits. That’s why the Ultra Doux Solid Shampoo has zero plastic waste, uses fast-rinse technology—which can help consumers to use […]

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